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by 661-Pete
13 Jul 2019, 1:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: British warships in Gulf to be renamed AA and RAC
Replies: 50
Views: 1262

Re: British warships in Gulf to be renamed AA and RAC

I have a pair of jumper leads in my car boot - and a foot pump. Should the next warship be named "HMS Jumper Leads" or "HMS Foot Pump"?
by 661-Pete
13 Jul 2019, 1:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17698
Views: 431632

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

This 'andrec' has only been on this forum for less than two weeks and has taken a persistently confrontational stance against other forum members. In fact the overwhelming majority of his or her posts have been on this thread. I cannot help but be reminded of one " blackbike " late of this...
by 661-Pete
13 Jul 2019, 9:16am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Glastonbury - no single-use plastics? You must be joking!
Replies: 82
Views: 2188

Re: Glastonbury - no single-use plastics? You must be joking!

brynpoeth wrote:May one meet fellow curmudgeons there, or is this forum better for that porpoise? :wink:
Got it in one! :lol:
by 661-Pete
13 Jul 2019, 9:11am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Glastonbury - no single-use plastics? You must be joking!
Replies: 82
Views: 2188

Re: Glastonbury - no single-use plastics? You must be joking!

Talking of tents, we still have in our loft an ageing - but still perfectly serviceable, only used for two or three trips - canvas family tent: sleeps four in two separate inner tents: quite comfortable. No good for backpacking or cycling of course: it can only be transported in a car. Anyone want t...
by 661-Pete
13 Jul 2019, 9:06am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Glastonbury - no single-use plastics? You must be joking!
Replies: 82
Views: 2188

Re: Glastonbury - no single-use plastics? You must be joking!

It'll come as no surprise, I reckon, to hear me say, I don't "get" Glastonbury. OK I'm an ageing party-pooper, I suppose, but I doubt if anyone can convince me of the 'pleasures' of tramping around in a muddy litter-strewn field, having shelled out ginourmous wads of readies for the privil...
by 661-Pete
12 Jul 2019, 5:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hatred against Cyclists
Replies: 130
Views: 4341

Re: Hatred against Cyclists

What peeves me more than anything, was that I had to turn off Adblock in order to watch this wretched programme in catch-up. Ah well - it'll be a very long time before I next watch any more of C5's gutter-press effluent.... I notice that the latest Cycleclips mailshot emphatically gives C5 the finge...
by 661-Pete
12 Jul 2019, 3:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17698
Views: 431632

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

kwackers wrote:
661-Pete wrote:And this is an elected MEP of the Brex**it party speaking. Not some **** in a pub holding forth after too many pints...

There's a difference?
I take it that was a rhetorical question... :shock:
by 661-Pete
12 Jul 2019, 1:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17698
Views: 431632

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

On a more serious note, this is what a brex**iteer has just spouted forth: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jul/12/brexit-party-mep-criticised-over-belgrano-twitter-comments 323 men, almost all Argentinian conscripts, were killed on the Belgrano. Not something to pass lightly over! And this...
by 661-Pete
12 Jul 2019, 1:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17698
Views: 431632

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I do think (as you do) that we should not be wanting or expecting good news media to accurately reflect our own views all the time. Within reason. It's the moon landing 50th anniversary - as long as we don't get flat earthers and moon landing conspiracists given equal time on any reports then I'm g...
by 661-Pete
11 Jul 2019, 11:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: POLITICALLY INCORRECT JOKE THREAD
Replies: 105
Views: 16680

Re: POLITICALLY INCORRECT JOKE THREAD

The only approach I've seen done is the Roxanne*-nose-jokes strategy, as demonstrated by Steve Martin (one of his finest moments?): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1nYEH6EDwM (*Cyrano de Bergerac for those better-read than me!) I'm also reminded of Eddie Murphy's send-up of the stand-up in The Nut...
by 661-Pete
11 Jul 2019, 11:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17698
Views: 431632

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I suppose I'm a 'swing' voter too. I used to vote Labour. Then I voted LibDem for a while. Now I vote Green. Does that make me a proper 'swing' voter?
by 661-Pete
11 Jul 2019, 9:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17698
Views: 431632

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Have you noticed the not very hard up Tim Martin continually sticking his oar in for leave..... Oh, yeah! That "Tim Martin". The no.1 Big Cheese of Booze-peddler witherspoon's, whose business interest largely depends on turning the whole nation into alcoholics. Is that what we ought to re...
by 661-Pete
10 Jul 2019, 11:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17698
Views: 431632

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

windmiller wrote:Do none of you use the word "Populist" in a derogatory fashion?
I do, because I think it is an unpleasant and worrying aspect of present-day societal thinking.

But the word should only be applied where it's appropriate.
by 661-Pete
10 Jul 2019, 11:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17698
Views: 431632

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

661-Pete: p-lease... This article was written ten days after the referendum. It's still talking about strong and stable government ... :shock: :lol: (and lots of easy trade deals, squabbling 28 states etc etc ... Oops! :oops: You've caught me out hook line and sinker there! I never noticed the date...
by 661-Pete
10 Jul 2019, 11:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Summer, and I am back to Photography
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Summer, and I am back to Photography

I know little about ASD, but I think you should have another think about going into imaging, if you are worried that your concentration span may not be up to it. Give it a try! My methods are not very advanced, I just make sure I have a good polar alignment (my mount has an excellent polar scope - b...